Minutes of the OVH Meeting

20 August 2001

The meeting was called to order at 2005h by President Jeff Poulin (N1SN).

Following the Pledge of Allegiance, all present stated their names and call signs.

The Treasurer's report and the past month's minutes were passed.

Committee Reports

Education: Bill Hinley (K4WRG)

December 9th confirmed for VE session (N1SN). Class scheduled to start on October 2nd through December 4th. Ten nights.

Packet: Bill South (N4WJN)

Note went out about the system. Internet connection is scheduled to go down... but decided to leave it up - forwarding from the Internet to ham radio is currently down (DNS/forwarding problems). Emails are currently queuing until the system comes back on-line.

Membership: Susan Poulin (K3SSP)

Three to read: John Heartney (KG4NXT) , James Hartselle (AF4QG), Robert Myers (K2TV)

Two to vote: Ralph Brooks, Sr. (W4OZO), Thomas Podesak (WA2QAL) Welcome to the OVH.

ARES: David Lane (KG4GIY)

Bike Ride: See Brian (KE4NFK)

Marine Corps. Marathon: Posted on the PWC ARES Page

American Diabetes Walk: October 14th

Old Business: Jeff Poulin (N1SN)

Pay $10 for the Field Day logging software. Moved, seconded and passed.

Field Day pins are available.

Draft MOU to the ARC. Still awaiting the ARC response.

Special Event: 341 QSOs, over 120 QSLs in response. Thanks to David (WW4MM) for the picture. Thanks also to John (N1EOD) for the use of the ARC truck.

Mary-Lu (KB4EFP): Did the club vote and send bake sale funds? No - next meeting item...

Steve (N4OGR) is now heading up generator maintenance and support. Would like some backup. Please contact Steve if you would like to help him out.

New Business: Jeff Poulin (N1SN)

Keith Bennington (KM4AA) is stepping down as club VE coordinator, and Bill (K4WRG) is becoming the new club VE coordinator. Bill is looking for anyone who is interested in becoming a VE, please contact him.

We are pursuing an alliance with the Laurel VEC. More details to follow.

Jeff is looking to expand the base of experience within the club. Things like Historian and rotating the Thursday Night net as well as shifting the workload around.

JOTA, October 20th. John (N4YOB) is heading up the effort.

New England QRP to the field - November 14-15.

September 22-23 is the Virginia Beach Hamfest.

October 13 is the SARA Hamfest.

No banners on the Park Service properties.

...BREAK...

Program - Must have stuff for the shack.

Bill Kilmer (WB4KFU) has been made an Honorary Member of the OVH, and his dues are waived in perpetuity.

Meeting dismissed 2137